The Spirit Square project has been a complicated one, but it’s been worth it.
That’s the word from Joshua Knaak with ARPA Investments, who are the project developers.
Phase One will house 43 affordable seniors units, and Knaak is also excited for Phase 2 as well.
“Right now, we’ve actually got somebody who’s looking at opening a distillery (and a tasting room) in town,” he said. “Someone who’s from out of town and looked across the province and (asked), ‘Where’s a lot of activity happening?'”
“I’ve also chatted with some pharmacies that are interested in the space, potentially a walk-in clinic.”
In addition to the commercial space, Phase Two of the project will also have about 30 units for market housing.
Developers say some of those spots have already been claimed.
Mayor Ken Christian says there is a lot to be excited for about the future of the Tranquille Corridor.
“This is right in the heart of the Tranquille precinct, and I think it speaks to the fact that ARPA Investments and ASK Wellness see a need here, particularly for seniors whose pensions are not keeping up with inflation and the costs of housing,” said Christian.
“I think this is a nice spot for seniors housing because it’s very central.”
Phase One of the project will see a 43 unit affordable seniors housing project and it’s set to open next November.